The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls offers healing, real-life stories from survivors and powerful, evidence-based tools to help you reclaim your life after sexual abuse or trauma.
If you’ve been sexually abused or experienced sexual trauma, you may feel confused, angry, ashamed, and unable to move forward emotionally. You're not alone. Like many teens who’ve been abused, you may be tempted to keep the secret locked deep inside and feel uncomfortable discussing your struggles with others. If so, this book can help you find your voice.
This empowering workbook will help you move past your trauma and serve as a comforting reminder that you are strong and resilient. Healing is possible—and with healing, comes victory. In this book, you’ll find true stories from other teen survivors, and in reading the stories you’ll find reassurance in knowing you aren’t alone in your experiences. You’ll also find practical and proven-effective strategies and exercises to help promote emotional healing and reclaim your sense of self.
Sexual abuse or trauma may be a part of your past, but it doesn’t need to define who you are now. This book will help you as you start on the path toward healing so you can move forward with confidence.
Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, MS, LPC, is a national board-certified counselor and licensed professional counselor. Lohmann has worked as a school counselor at middle and high school levels, and has helped hundreds of teens deal with feelings of frustration and anger. She has participated in extensive research on anger, and specializes in individual and group counseling for anger management. She is author of The Anger Workbook for Teens and Staying Cool...When You’re Steaming Mad, and coauthor of The Bullying Workbook for Teens. She also writes the Psychology Today blog “Teen Angst,” and is an expert contributor on www.rehabs.com and www.sharecare.com.
Sheela Raja, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and author of Overcoming Trauma and PTSD. Raja is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she researches the impact of trauma on health. Raja completed internship and post-doctoral training at the National Center for PTSD in Boston, MA. She is a highly sought-after national and international speaker, a blogger for The Huffington Post, and a frequent contributor to various print and television media outlets.
"A (sadly) necessary, practical tool for young women who've survived sexual abuse and assault.” —Kirkus review
“Child sexual abuse is one of the most damaging and life-altering experiences a person can suffer. This workbook offers the guidance and support survivors desperately need by providing powerful exercises to help them deal with the associated emotions of shame, fear, sadness, and anger, as well as offering advice and strategies to help them cope with such issues as nightmares and flashbacks. I highly recommend it.” —Beverly Engel, LMFT, author of It Wasn’t Your Fault and The Right to Innocence
“The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls is an amazing book of hope, inspiration, and education from start to finish. With the sharing of different personal experiences and encouragement, this book will help any young teen at any point of their journey to recovery. As a fellow survivor of rape and sexual assault, I wish this workbook had been available for me during my time of need. Although it’s been over twenty years since my rape and sexual assault, this workbook helped me today address and conquer emotions that I thought no longer existed.” —Tanisha Bagley, survivor of over ten years of rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence; advocate for all victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence; and author of The Price of Love
“This practical and enlightening book is a blessing for teen girls and the adults who support them following sexual trauma. It is filled with research-based wisdom, everyday tools, guidance, and most of all, hope!” —Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, developmental psychologist and author of Tomorrow’s Change Makers
“In The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls, the authors have done a beautiful job of providing a wise, inspiring, uplifting, and comprehensive guide for healing, which can be used alone or as an adjunct to therapy. I love this book. It is comforting and practical, and I will recommend it often.” —Catherine McCall, MS, LMFT, author of the international best seller Never Tell, is on the judges panel of the United Kingdom Child Sexual Abuse People’s Tribunal, RAINN Speakers Bureau, and a blogger for Psychology Today